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'''Vito "Don Vito" Genovese''' (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-American mobster who rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the American Mafia and would later become leader of the Genovese crime family. Genovese served as mentor to the future boss of the Genovese crime family Vincent Gigante|Vincent "Chin" Gigante.DeVico, Peter J. "The Mafia Made Easy: The Anatomy and Culture of La Cosa Nostra". [http://books.google.com/books?id=vyIXw1oq56YC&pg=PA186&dq=michael+genovese+cousin+vito&hl=en&ei=B4_1TPKLIsG88gaXr9mgBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=michael%20genovese%20cousin%20vito&f=false (p. 186)]. He was known as capo di tutti capi|Boss of all Bosses from 1957 to 1959. Along with longtime associate Charles Luciano, he is deemed responsible for expanding the heroin trade to an international level. Genovese's actions...
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